A Floyd County grand jury issued two indictments this month against a Harold resident who is accused of stealing equipment from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department.
The grand jury issued two indictments against Randa Hamilton, 26, of Harold, for misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking and tampering with physical evidence for an alleged May 9 incident. The grand jury also issued another indictment against Hamilton for one felony theft by unlawful taking for an alleged April 12 incident.
On May 9, the grand jury alleges that Hamilton, while working as a confidential informant, stole items valued at $500 from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and tampered with physical evidence.
According to documents filed in Floyd County District Court, Hamilton was arrested on May 20 in that case, with Deputy Dusty Newsome reporting that Hamilton, while working as an informant for during a controlled buy, allegedly stole audio equipment and cash valued at less than $500 from the sheriff’s department.
“The audio equipment (Hamilton) had during her buys had previous recorded buys on it that were being used as evidence,” Newsome wrote in the warrant.
The second indictment against Hamilton alleges that he stole an item valued at $10,000 or more in April.
These indictments mark the third indictment this year for Hamilton, who was also indicted in July for first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and for allegedly being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.